London (South)
David Hutchens
Tel: 0208 6908778

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"Meditation and daily life practice are a path of discovery because there is something to be discovered. It is called the Nature of Mind, Buddha Nature or the Indestructible Heart Essence. But what is it? That is what we each have to discover within ourselves. The path is the awakening process by means of which we come to recognise it."

Rigdzin Shikpo
















Local Groups - South London

Monday evenings 7.00-8.30pm

United Reform Church

18 Courthill Road Lewisham London SE13 6HB

The Lewisham local group has been running since 2000. We first met in Lewisham Library, and after a short period in a local community centre, established ourselves in a meeting room in the Lewisham United Reform Church. This has proved to be a very happy arrangement. Those attending are a mixture of experienced students and complete beginners who meet weekly to practice formless meditation together and to deepen their understanding of the Buddha’s teaching.

We put a lot of emphasis on the practice of formless meditation and developing the view of openness. Once or twice a year we run short courses (4-5 weeks duration) focusing on the main elements of formless meditation. At other times topics from the Path of Freedom course are presented.
The classes are taught by Caroline Cupitt, David Hutchens and Kathy Nairne, all of whom live locally.

The group follows a standard format:

Formless meditation (30 minutes)
Dharma talk (20-30 minutes)
Questions and discussion

The class follows a term structure, roughly equivalent to the usual school terms dates, but with occasional breaks for Bank Holidays and retreats. Please phone or email before coming for the first time to confirm that we are meeting.

The entrance is directly of Courthill Road (not via the car park). We are on the ground floor room to the right as you enter the building. You need to arrive promptly as the door has to be locked when we start at 7pm

For further information please contact David or Caroline on: or 020 8690 8778